Big Little Lies: Kill Me
July 7, 2019 6:39 PM - Season 2, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon's legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.
posted by DirtyOldTown (11 comments total)
 
I would really like to meet the exec who suggested keeping the Michael Kiwanuka title track but remixing it to de-emphasize the drums.

The behind the best drums are by far the best part of the song.

Every week I hear this new mix, it's a letdown.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:43 PM on July 7 [1 favorite]


That should say behind the beat. Eh well.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:06 PM on July 7


So does Mary Louise want the grandkids or is this all just an elaborate plan to figure out what happened to Perry? I don't think she would mind getting custody but that feels like the secondary concern.
posted by jeather at 3:37 PM on July 8


The show varies in its storytelling and also stylistically from episode to episode. Like that sudden artsy final minute. First, the way they brought up the light on the dude in the bar - who I didn't recognize without reading twitter afterward. Then the fragmented glimpses of Bonnie & Corey. (Which again, consult twitter.) And I've thought there was something odd about him from the get-go.

Evidently they've changed Bonnie's backstory from the book.

I feel bad for Jane.

Nicole Kidman's had a bit of trouble losing the Aussie accent at times, very noticeable in this episode.

Overall, Ive enjoyed the show. But it's had a few off moments.
posted by NorthernLite at 6:09 PM on July 8


Nicole Kidman's had a bit of trouble losing the Aussie accent at times, very noticeable in this episode.

Glad that wasn't just me. It was so thick at points I was wondering if her character was just supposed to be from Australia.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:22 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


the way they brought up the light on the dude in the bar - who I didn't recognize without reading twitter afterward

And I still don’t recognize him, so can someone just explain here instead of searching through thousands of “reaction.gifs” on Twitter?
posted by dnash at 8:29 PM on July 8


I finally found a review that explained, apparently Ed is flirting with the wife of the guy Madeline had an affair with, and that was him in the corner.
posted by jeather at 3:54 AM on July 9 [2 favorites]


So does Mary Louise want the grandkids or is this all just an elaborate plan to figure out what happened to Perry? I don't think she would mind getting custody but that feels like the secondary concern.
posted by jeather

I think she mostly just wants to punish Celeste.
posted by fiercecupcake at 12:05 PM on July 10


I'm afraid I laughed out loud at 'urgh, kill me'. Which got me a strange look. Apparently not everyone associates it with Aliens. I guess they weren't aiming for comedy with that moment, but IIRC it came not long after one of the dark comedy moments with Laura Dern. The writing and Dern's delivery have been excellent through this series.

Not much seems to have been made of the Monterey 5 thing since it was introduced back in episode 2.
posted by biffa at 3:22 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


> I'm afraid I laughed out loud at 'urgh, kill me'. Which got me a strange look. Apparently not everyone associates it with Aliens.

I associate it with the first thing my grandmother said me in hospital after her stroke, so that moment had the ring of verisimilitude for me.

> The show varies in its storytelling and also stylistically from episode to episode.

I wonder how much of this is due to director Andrea Arnold losing creative control?
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 3:42 PM on July 13 [3 favorites]


So does Mary Louise want the grandkids or is this all just an elaborate plan to figure out what happened to Perry?

I think she says a few times that it's her way of sticking up for her son, clearing his name. If Mary Louise gets custody, she thinks that will PROVE her son was the good parent (and therefore Celeste was the bad parent.)

Whoever gets the kids shows the world that they are the Winner, even if they don't actually really want the kids around. (lol hi dad!)
posted by fleacircus at 11:26 PM on July 31 [1 favorite]


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